November 26, 2020
This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations on opportunities in alternative investments across our global funds network.
Singapore based partner, Yin Mei Lock and Middle East based counsel, Kamar Jaffer put the spotlight on South East Asia as they discuss opportunities in alternative investments, market trends and developments in the region.
Topics discussed in this podcast include:
- Fund raising trends since Covid-19
- How managers have navigated the challenges brought on by Covid-19
- Transition to a virtual fund raising process
- Status of US-China trade relations
- Shifts in fund terms in favour of investors
- Models to attract investors to the Asia Pacific region
- Developments in secondaries
- Developments in ESG
This Great Fund Insights podcast will be of interest to sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, family offices, fund managers and portfolio companies with a focus on South East Asia.
November 19, 2020
In the latest installment of Propel, our podcast series on self-driving vehicles, Paul Keller interviews Daniel Ruiz, CEO of Zenzic, the UK agency leading the coordination of that country's testing and deployment of advanced mobility services. Listen to Paul and Daniel as they discuss the status of Zenzic's work, its collaboration with government, industry, and academia, Covid-19's impact on those efforts and its role in developing a model for other countries to use to prepare for AV technology.
November 11, 2020
Whilst Brexit formally happened when the UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, it has been treated as a Member State under Union law during the transition period established by the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. The transition period is scheduled to end on 31 December 2020, but it is still unclear whether the EU and the UK will reach a free trade agreement governing the future relationship. Even if there is success on this front, the UK is still expected to leave the single market on 31 December and any free trade agreement is unlikely to have a tangible effect on the mainstream debt capital markets. The points that parties considered ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit previously will again become relevant.
In light of this (and to complement our recent updated bulletin), International Capital Markets partner Amanda Thomas and Jennifer Cresswell, a counsel in the International Capital Markets practice, discuss ten points for action and issues for consideration to assist issuers and other participants in the mainstream debt capital markets in preparing for the end of the transition period.
November 6, 2020
The third episode of Trust Us, a podcast hosted by Allen & Overy’s APAC Corporate Trust and Agency team, focuses on the role of trustees in helping to manage corporate liabilities. The team provides insights on the following topical areas:
- Liability Management in APAC Capital Markets – the options and the expectations: What avenues are corporates exploring to manage their liabilities in the current environment and what can Trustees and Agents be expected to do to give effect to these initiatives.
- The role of the Tabulation Agent: With corporates looking to manage their liabilities, our clients are undertaking an array of roles to facilitate this. In this episode, we will be looking at the role of the Tabulation Agent.
The Trust Us series presents succinct overviews of hot topics for Trustees in the APAC market and these podcasts are based on webinars hosted for clients. Please note this episode was recorded on 04 November 2020 and references developments occurring on the day.